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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Practice with E. scales decaying over the weekend; hmm.
Mail chew, sync with Miklos. Lunch with J. Sync with kendy,
call with Jeroen. TDF call. Stories in the evening - Asimov for
E. Max Lucado for H.
Up, cooked breakfast in bed for J. with M. - presents,
cards, a banner, etc. for the sweetheart. Out to All Saints,
played bass; enjoyed Max's sermon. Home for roast lunch.
Slugged; digested; played guitar much of the afternoon
while babes played lego (a break from minetest), and Smash-Up.
Julie over for tea.
Poked mail, took H. to practice the Organ & got
a bit of hacking done. Back for lunch. Watched Lost in
Space (with not much to recommend it) in the afternoon.
Out for a run; mail, customer calls, poked at
Poked at EC2 hosting of minetest again in the
evening with N.; SLE12 too stale, and/or games not
compiled for it; decided to try flatpak having played
with snap the other day. Far from ideal for a head-less
server use on a remote machine; the app store gives
.ini files rather than a simple command-line to install.
Installing files demands a server to install from rather
than noticing I have just one, and the app is in it.
The command-line demands very.long.qualified.names rather
than being helpful. I assume this works beautifully from
the GUI, and I'm a victim of a corner-case.
Running a new OS underneath chews enough RAM to
require a more expensive instance too - upgraded that,
it works; hmm.
Customer call at breakfast; fun. Sync with Miklos. Call
with Eloy. ESC call, posted minutes. Out with Richard Wood in the
evening for a pleasant drink / catch-up.
Mail; sync with Andras, admin, lunch; chat with Thorsten,
poked at projections.
Mail chew, more text review; built ESC proto-agenda. With a
number of friends dying of Cancer near and far, I was encouraged to watch
Death is not dying;
serve, with joy - what a great reminder; the serving is easy -
the joy is often hard for me.
Got some AWS / EC2 instance setup in the evening with N. to
backup family photos & minetest
Mail chew; admin, call with Mike K, lunch. Great swathes
of admin; people like to send me 60 pages of legal boiler-plate at
a time it seems.
Interested to see in the news that
the Royal Mail can spot bogus clairvoyants these days - I
wonder if they use AI for that.
Pleased to discover that after some upgrades removing
nouveau.modeset=0 from my kernel parameters (while
adding nopti) gives me some accelerated X goodness again; nice.
To church early, played bass, E.H & self did
prayers for the family service. Back home for lovely family
Italian food extraveganza - with S&C, J&A, B&A.
Played Vive, with J.&A, Clive gave bass advice;
listened to Odyssey over tea together; put babes to bed with
stories. Reading N. Sustainable Energy
without the Hot Air.
Snow-ball fight in the morning in the road & built
a snow-man. Christina over for lunch & making cookies with H.
- out to sleep-over with Charlotte; watched Evan Almighty. Stories
with babes; bit of work; Man in the High Castle in
E. home for another snow-day, while H.N.M. go to school
in Soham. Mail chew, sync with Andras & Kendy, updated some
docs. More mail.
Pleased to see the team produce a great Collabora
Online 3.1 release with lots of fixes & improvements.
Hannah, Nick & Joni over for dinner, and an art
lesson drawing still-life; terrible tonal shading from yours
Early call with Martin & Miklos, mail, snow sweeping,
Somewhat irritated to get "Your exclusive invitation -
The new Porsche Cayenne" through the door - presumably sent to
company directors; I guess we need to have some reply options:
"[X] I invested my money into Free Software not silly cars"
or perhaps -
"[X] When your car is a plucky start-up leading the battery
vehicle and self-driving future, then I might look again (cf. Tesla)"
Then again - a junk-mail fuelled heating-system is an attractive
option with snow outside; perhaps I should install another
forty-two letter-boxes in my door to feed it.
ESC call, chat with Daniel, mail. Dinner, read stories.
Contract review, financial projections.
Mail triage; swept snow off the drive, played with E. and J.
a little. Community call, CP team call, sync with Dennis, two customer
calls, partner call; called out ... more admin & beating back the
Poked mail, slide work; into Cambridge - to the office to
talk with a potential partner; good meetings - out for lunch and
a quick tour of Cambridge (in the cold). Bus back, mail chew, picked
up by J. and E. (a quick office tour for E.), and home again;
more mail & admin to catch up on the day's business.
Mail, mattermost, patch review, contract execution, etc.
First TDF BoD meeting of the new BoD.
Reflecting on the non-profit/charity sector post- Oxfam &
Save The Children and many other instances where (it appears) that
in some cases aid was used for sexual exploitation. The assumption
that companies (particularly large ones) are and must always be
treated as uniformly evil always looked rather thin to me; but the
idea that non-profits are intrinsically whiter-than-white in
comparison also starts to look increasingly unlikely.
Up late preparing slides.
All Saints, played bass; visiting speaker on Lent; home for
pizza lunch, slugged playing Bananagrams, out to pick up M. -
eventually found Barbara & Grier's house - complete with icy
pond to play with, bees to admire and more. Chatted with Barabara
for a while, back for tea, read stories to babes.
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